Molecular, Cellular, and Metabolic Fundamentals of Human Aging

Molecular, Cellular, and Metabolic Fundamentals of Human Aging

1st Edition - October 23, 2022

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  • Authors: Evandro Fei Fang, Linda Hildegard Bergersen, Brian C. Gilmour
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323916189
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916172

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Molecular, Cellular, and Metabolic Fundamentals of Human Aging provides researchers with an overview of the main aging mechanisms and physiology and how they can lead to age-related diseases and conditions. Topics covered include DNA damage and how ineffective repair can lead to cell and tissue aging and decreased functionality, loss of proteostasis, changes to feeding and fasting pathways, mitochondrial dysfunction, the impact of decreased ability of autophagosomes and autophagosomes, cellular senescence, changes to communication molecules, and the impact of stem cell exhaustion. The book also considers the impact of aging within the immune system, the relationship between aging and diseases such as cancers and neurodegenerative conditions, and provides an overview on the dialogue surrounding the topic of aging beyond basic biology.

Key Features

  • Covers the basic hallmarks of aging and their relevance in various diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Discusses the impact of genetic damage and how changes in genetic expression patterns affect the process of aging
  • Highlights recurring themes and key principles shared across the hallmarks of aging
  • Considers NAD+ depletion and defective autophagy as emerging aspects that impact human aging

Readership

Molecular biologists, gerontologists, biochemists, cell biologists, physiologists. Undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students working in the area of molecular and cellular aging, and related fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Decoding the mystery of ageing and the hallmarks of ageing

    Section I. The Genome
    2. Epigenetic ageing and its reversal

    Section II. Metabolism, Homeostasis and Communication
    3. Nutrient sensing and aging
    4. Dysregulated proteostasis

    Section III. Autophagy and Bioenergetics
    5. Autophagy and bioenergetics in aging

    Section IV. Senescence
    6. Senescence in Ageing

    Section V. Applications
    7. Ageing and the immune system
    8. Canonical and novel strategies to delay or reverse ageing

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 23, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323916189
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916172

About the Authors

Evandro Fei Fang

Evandro Fei Fang is a molecular gerontologist and is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Oslo and the Akershus University Hospital, Norway. He has an extensive track record of mechanistic studies on human aging and mitophagy, and his main research interests currently center on exploring the basic molecular mechanisms of human ageing and age-related diseases, with a final goal to develop interventional strategies to improve people's lifespan and healthspan. He is currently pursuing the development of novel anti-ageing compounds using artificial intelligence combined with a cross-species wet-lab validation. Dr. Fang is also co-founder of the Norwegian Centre on Healthy Ageing (NO-Age) and the Norwegian anti-Alzheimer’s disease (NO-AD) networks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Oslo and the Akershus University Hospital, Norway

Linda Hildegard Bergersen

Linda Bergersen is Professor and Dean of Research at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, Norway, and also serves as Professor of Neurobiology of Aging at the Center of Healthy Aging (CEHA), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is also a former athlete who specializes in understanding the link between physical exercise and prevention of neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Bergersen has pioneered the study of how exercise can improve brain health and has expanded from there into further aging fields. She has received a number of awards and fellowships for her research and is also co-founder of the Norwegian Centre for Healthy Ageing (NO-Age).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Co-founder of the Norwegian Centre for Healthy Aging (NO-Age), Oslo, Norway

Brian C. Gilmour

Brian Christopher Gilmour is currently a PhD candidate in medicine at the University of Oslo, Norway. Aiming to develop a research career in aging, he is well-acquainted with the functions of the immune system and looking to further develop the relation between the immune system and human aging. He works closely with the Norwegian Centre for Healthy Ageing (NO-Age).

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD candidate, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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